The craftsmen of the Ampezzo Valley express their skills through countless different forms and materials, handing down the secrets of ancient trades to the next generation.
Strolling through the streets of Cortina, you are bound to stumble across traditional craft workshops that jealously guard the town's rich heritage.
On this tour of workshops and studios, however, what strikes visitors most is the variety of raw materials: wood, iron, glass, ceramic and fabric.
This multitude of materials is matched by an extremely high level of quality and style in terms of production.
In an age when the speed of change often leads to traditions being lost or distorted, Cortina's determined efforts to protect its territory, coupled with the large tourist presence, has not only safeguarded skilled crafts, but has also helped the town to achieve extremely high quality standards. Over the years, craftsmen have renewed and refined their creations, without ever turning their back on tradition, however.
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